2023 in review

It’s time to reflect on the year of 2023.

My focus time has been limited due to family issues. I would have liked to have more time to contribute to open-source, hack stuff and learn new technologies but time, for now, is limited.

The activity that I focused throughout the year was playing piano and learning how to read sheet music. I started from scratch 1,5 years ago, and I can now play basic beginner pieces — which is more than I could 1,5 years ago. I also composed music with Lilypond from the comfort of my favorite editor.

In June, we released Cute Chess 1.3.0 (and 1.3.1 soon after that) which was the culmination of several years of work that I’ve put to the project. I think this is my biggest open-source accomplishment of this year. In addition, I wrote small amount of Hare code but nothing that could be described as a project.

In December 2022 I wrote that I want to write less to this blog. Putting a post out every month felt too stressful and I wanted a break. I wrote only 2 blog posts this year compared to the monthly updates in 2022.

Next year my time will be spent with family. On tech side I would like to turn one of my Hare code piles in to a project and continue working on the LC-3 virtual machine.

That’s all I have for this month. See you next year!